Sheila Bridges Honored In Elle Decor's 2011 A-List
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Once again, Elle Decor has compiled a list of designers loved and respected — talents working at the top of their game. Plus, the interior design magazine has chosen five young decorators whose work found intriguing and fresh. Named "America's Best Interior Designer" by CNN and Time magazine, African-American designer Sheila Bridges makes the A-list. More
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The kids may be out of the classroom for the summer, but school design is definitely in session. Lydia Lee studies how public and private schools are investing in ultra high-performance buildings that provide better learning environments and teach by example. More
Interior Design Trend Spotting — Black, Black and Black
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Black as night is very in right now and not just in accents but in furniture, fabrics, curtains, floors and all four walls in a room. The surprising part about black is that it's not being used in man caves, it has become a very classic and sometimes feminine color. More
Junk to Funk
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Come check out the first of two of our new downtown Portland, Ore., installations. Our first installation titled: Junk to Funk [hearts] PDX highlights not only our love for Portland and the celebration of our city's leadership in recycling but calls on the public for an entire new way of looking at waste through reducing and creatively reusing. More
Is It Vintage Or Just Vintage-Inspired?
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Vintage clothing dealers, store owners and auctioneers report that teenagers and twenty-somethings are scouring their collections in search of the right prom dress or wedding gown. For customers such as Tory Varney — who bought the organdy gown for $920 after a seamstress mended torn white floral appliqués ringing the form-fitting skirt — vintage doesn't mean musty old castoffs from their grandmothers' closets. More
A Web Developer's Guide To Adobe InDesign
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Over the past several years, there has been a big divide between designers: those who work in print distribution and those in digital distribution. The irony is that, despite the disputes, name-calling and flat-out arguments between the two camps, their techniques and methods are far more common than many believe. Both sides of this communications field are heavily influenced by each other. Grid systems and typography now play a strong role in Web-based design, and usability and user experience play a big part in developing print material. More
5 Things to Know About WordPress 3.2
Self-hosted WordPress.org users got a nice surprise on Independence Day with the release of WordPress 3.2, "Gershwin." WordPress 3.2 is the 15th major WordPress release in the project's eight-year history. The focus in this release was to make things faster, lighter and more streamlined. More
For My Brother, It Was Rocket Science
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Col. Guion S. Bluford was the first African-American to go where none had gone before — into outer space. As a youngster, he built model airplanes ... While Bluford was a young pilot climbing into cockpits on his way to becoming an astronaut, Charles D. Watkins Jr. was a young engineer with a slide rule on his way to becoming a rocket scientist. More
Using a Microscope, Scientists Resurrect a 123-Year-Old Recording
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More than a century ago, Thomas Edison recorded a woman speaking the first verse of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" on a metal cylinder for use in a talking doll. Now, scientists using microscopes to create 3-D scans of the badly damaged cylinder have made it possible to hear her voice again, through the patina of years. More
Design Faculty Positions at Northwestern University
1. Chair, Segal Design Institute
We seek an internationally recognized scholar who brings strong vision and leadership to the Segal Design Institute. The successful candidate will join a department within the McCormick School of Engineering as a tenured member of the faculty. Segal is a unit within McCormick that links all of the design activities at Northwestern and provides strong connections to the rich design community in the Chicago area. Segal offers a wide range of courses as well as certificate and degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We expect the candidate to play an active role in growing Segal, especially from the standpoint of doctoral level research. Applicants are asked to electronically submit vita, teaching experience, vision, and contact information for three references at http://segal.northwestern.edu/hiring.
2. Clinical Professor in Design and/or Engineering Education
We seek a non-tenure track professor who will teach engineering design, support educational enhancements, and perform some supervisory roles. A successful candidate will have a PhD in engineering and will have strong skills and interest in design engineering and engineering education. The candidate will mentor and support student design teams, teach hands-on design courses, and participate in research on engineering education and support imaginative enhancements of educational efforts by faculty across the engineering school.
For more information about these design faculty positions, visit: http://segal.northwestern.edu/hiring. Applications should be submitted by Dec. 31, 2010 for full consideration. Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and individuals in underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in United States.
OBD/DesigNation has launched DesignSpeak, an international speakers bureau featuring a broad diversity of designers, design educators, design managers and design theorists.
Speakers cover a range of design disciplines, including, architecture, interior, graphic, product and apparel design.
Topics range from innovations in animation to new design modalities, and emerging design infrastructures, to design entrepreneurism and critical directions in design education.
"DesignSpeak has reached out to a highly diverse, international pool of talent", says OBD/DesigNation chairman, David Rice. "Special effort has been made to include designers of color from around the globe — speakers who traditionally have not had a readily available forum to express their views and philosophies or to expose the products of their practice. We are especially interested in designers from the world's emerging economies."
For booking information and to register as a possible lecturer, please contact: